China moves to suspend some history tests for U.S. college credit by 2020

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing on Thursday ordered a suspension of history exams run by a U.S. non-profit for students seeking credit at American colleges, as the ruling Communist Party cracks down on educational material it deems unfriendly. The suspension of Advanced Placement (AP) tests will hit secondary school students looking to ease the academic workload at U.S. universities by earning […]

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Student sues Apple after ‘Orwellian’ facial recognition mistakes him for thief

A student is suing Apple for $1 billion, after the company's in-store facial recognition software mistakenly identified him as a thief. Ousmane Bah, an 18-year-old from New York, was arrested in November 2018, in connection with a series of thefts from Apple Stores. The arrest warrant included a photo captured using Apple's facial recognition software, which the company uses in its […]

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Masonville Public School to receive $8.3 million for renovations to ease student crowding

After months of uncertainty and frustration, funding for a badly needed overhaul of a north-end elementary school has been secured. Masonville Public School was built in 1952 and was only meant to accommodate 363 students. Officials with the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) say more than 600 students currently attend classes at the school on Hillview Boulevard. It takes […]

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Survey of Nova Scotia teachers show lingering issues since last contract imposed

A survey released by a group of former and current educators indicates Nova Scotia’s teachers feel overburdened and disrespected in the aftermath of the 2016-17 contract dispute that was resolved through a government-imposed wage settlement. Report co-author Pamela Rogers, of Educators for Social Justice-Nova Scotia, says the responses show that teachers still feel they are chronically under-resourced in the classroom […]

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As teachers get paid, learning returns to bombed-out Yemen school

TAIZ, Yemen (Reuters) – Its books have been looted and walls blown out, but a school in war-torn southern Yemen is hopeful that the resumption of regular salary payments can keep teachers and children in classrooms. “In the past few months things have stabilized, teachers’ salaries have begun to be paid, and hopefully things will continue this way,” said Hoda […]

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Education officials in London worry for math programs after provincial funding cuts

Both the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) and the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) are worried about math-related programs for students, in the wake of the Ontario government’s decision to slash $25-million dollars in funding that would have given students extra skills and support. The LDCSB says it “initially appears” it will lose $1.3 million from its $260-million […]

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Columbia Univ. denounces white student’s ‘alarming’ rant

Columbia University has denounced a “racially charged incident” after a video went viral showing a white student shouting at a group of minority students that, “White people are the best thing to ever happen to the world.” University officials released a statement Sunday, calling the footage “alarming” and said it featured “painful language” being used against minority students. The school […]

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